qCITY PODIATRY and healthcare
Qcity Podiatry and Healthcare opened on 11 January 2017 with Allan, Tracy and Bunny with Karly joining our team in January 2019. Our practitioners take the time during your consultation to assure you of the treatment options and management strategies available to you with the best possible outcome. We are dedicated and committed to your healthcare issues. Sadly Karly left us in April 2020 to take up a position as a High Risk Podiatrist with Queensland Health in Rockhampton.
Our days have changed since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic so please see the Home page to find out the latests on this. We welcome all new patients and accept Allied Health Medicare Referrals (formerly called EPCs) and DVA referrals from GPs. However, appointments can be made without a referral. Qcity Podiatry and Healthcare is a private billing practice and does not bulk bill.
Qcity Podiatry and Healthcare opened with the idea of becoming the preferred provider of Podiatry and Allied Health services in the Queanbeyan region and to establish a High Risk Foot Service (HRFS) offering advanced allied health skills with a highly experienced team to patients with chronic disease issues such as diabetes with funding from the NSW State Government. After three years of exploring different options, it is now obvious to us that it is not possible to become a part-funded HRFS. Contact with John Barilaro, the Queanbeyan District Hospital and our Local Health District has brought zero response.
The local health district of our area does not have a HRFS. In fact, there are only three HRFSs south of Sydney in the whole of southern and south-western NSW. These are in Nowra operating on the 1st Monday of the month, in Wollongong operating on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and in Wagga Wagga operating five days a week from Monday to Friday. These are the only three HRFSs open to NSW residents south of Campbelltown covering the complete southern area of NSW down to Eden and across to Cooma and Albury.
If you are lucky enough to live in Queanbeyan or region, you might be able to see the ACT HRFS at the Canberra Hospital if you are able to obtain an appointment. This service is in high demand and there is no guarantee of an appointment within your timeframe.
During the last three years we have given nearly two hundred and fifty consultations to patients who required high risk foot services at no charge to the patient (not counting those patients who are in our Wounds Australia study). This equates to over $20,000 of consultation time, not taking into consideration the consumables we have either used or given away such as dressings, etc. That said, we have decided that it is time to start our own, private, High Risk Foot Clinic (HRFC) and so this year Qcity Podiatry and Healthcare will start this clinic and offer it to patients in our region who feel that they need to access it and are able to afford it. Sadly, we can no longer offer our services at no charge and at no reimbursement from state health funding. We will be working with Queanbeyan District Hospital to direct patients to their community nursing services to assist with dressings, etc.
memberships and affiliations
Allan is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association and Wounds Australia as well as the Advanced Practicing Podiatrists High Risk Foot Group.
Allan Donnelly started practicing podiatry again in 2007 after moving to Bungendore in 2000. When Allan first came to the region he built the family home and started work at Odana/Bloomfield resolving legal breaches of copyright, etc. He was the instigator of setting up the Bungendore Community Bank Branch in Bungendore which opened on 1 July 2006, two weeks before the birth of his second child.
Deciding to practice podiatry again, Allan spent the rest of 2006 organising his new practice and started Bungendore Podiatry Services in 2007. Due to Dr Marjorie Cross' encouragement, Allan began one day a week at Bungendore Medical Centre. He then followed this with half a day at Braidwood, quickly turning to a full day. Allan then started at The Surgery at Jerra in Jerrabomberra two days a week. He later moved to the Jerrabomberra Medical Centre where he was based two days a week. He then included an Residential Aged Care Facility in Garran, Southern Cross Care, and so what started out as a three day a fortnight podiatry service developed into full-time.
After ten years of working a mobile podiatry service, Allan decided it was time to consolidate his practice to be able to offer his patients a more comprehensive service, specialising in services for diabetics and diabetic foot disease. On 11 January 2017, Qcity Podiatry and Healthcare opened. Tracy joined us in June and Bunny in September of 2017 with Karly joining us in January 2019. Sadly Karly moved to Rockhampton to take up a position as a High Risk podiatrist with Queensland Health in May 2020. However, we are looking at a new podiatrist starting with us in July. Our dedicated and vastly experienced team have lived and worked in our local community for many years. Our practitioners take the time during your consultation to assure you of the treatment options and management strategies available to you with the best possible outcome.